Australia: Copyright - Secondary Infringement by Authorization - Hyper-Linking
Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2007
6 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2007
Comments on the Australian Full Federal Court judgment in Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper on whether a website proprietor committed secondary copyright infringement by authorizing infringement, if the website contained hyper-links to copyright recorded music, which the website users downloaded without the copyright proprietor's consent. Discusses whether the website proprietor had the power to prevent copyright infringement. Considers whether the website was designed specifically to facilitate the unlawful downloading of music.
Keywords: hyperlink, copyright, music, Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper
JEL Classification: K11
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